White children are especially likely to be overdiagnosed and overtreated for ADHD, according to a new study

White children are especially likely to be overdiagnosed and overtreated for ADHD, according to a new study

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea White children are especially likely to be overdiagnosed and overtreated for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder during elementary school. That is the key finding from our recent peer-reviewed study. We analyzed data from 1,070 U.S. elementary school children who had displayed above-average behavioral, academic … Read more

What the BA.5 Subvariant Could Mean for the United States

What the BA.5 Subvariant Could Mean for the United States

The most transmissible variant yet of the coronavirus is threatening a fresh wave of infections in the United States, even among those who have recovered from the virus fairly recently. The subvariant of Omicron known as BA.5 is now dominant, according to federal estimates released Tuesday, and together with BA.4, another subvariant, it … Read more

Vitamin D ‘overdose’ warning issued after man suffers months of vomiting and lands in hospital

Vitamin D ‘overdose’ warning issued after man suffers months of vomiting and lands in hospital

A man who was taking vitamin D supplements far in excess of the daily requirements suffered serious health consequences for months. In a case that highlights the dangers of overdosing on supplements, a middle-aged man was hospitalised in the UK after suffering from recurrent vomiting and other serious symptoms for three months. Doctors are now … Read more

First probable monkeypox case reported in Idaho

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The following is a news release from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Idaho Division of Public Health and Central District Health are announcing the first probable case of monkeypox in an Idaho resident. The investigation is ongoing, but it appears this infection was acquired during travel to a country experiencing a monkeypox outbreak. … Read more

Depression in Fathers and Children Linked, Regardless of Genetic Relatedness

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Summary: Paternal depression may contribute to adolescent depression and behavioral problems, regardless of whether or not the father and child are genetically related, researchers say. Source: Penn State Adolescent depression and behavior problems are on the rise and paternal depression may be contributing to this increase, regardless of whether the fathers and children are genetically … Read more

Another universal coronavirus vaccine readies for human trials

Another universal coronavirus vaccine readies for human trials

As scientists frantically chase a rapidly mutating SARS-CoV-2 virus by trying to update current COVID vaccines to better target circulating variants, a huge project is bubbling away in the background. The goal is to create a universal coronavirus vaccine designed to generate such broad immunity it will protect people from all currently circulating strains of … Read more

NYT Crossword Answers: Opening in a Magic Act

NYT Crossword Answers: Opening in a Magic Act

I couldn’t help hearing that chant in my head as I worked on Mr. Wolfe’s puzzle. I had no trouble solving this one, although it did take me a while to understand the structure of the theme entries. My first assumption was that the puzzle had a rebus element because 1) I had trouble making … Read more